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Year's best Aotearoa New Zealand science fiction & fantasy. Volume 3

Year's best Aotearoa New Zealand science fiction & fantasy. Volume 3

eBook

The third volume in an annual anthology series celebrating the strength and diversity of science fiction and fantasy writing in Aotearoa New Zealand. Table of Contents: New Zealand Gothic, by Jack Remiel Cottrell Synaesthete, by Melanie Harding-Shaw Kōhuia,...

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Exit .45 by Ben Sanders

Exit .45

Ben Sanders

eAudiobook

When a former NYPD colleague is shot dead in front of him, private investigator Marshall Grade discovers there's far more to the killing than meets the eye. Ray Vialoux is in trouble. Big trouble. And he needs Marshall Grade's help. Reluctantly, Grade...

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Gang Girl  by David Whittet

Gang Girl

David Whittet

Book

"The Gang stole her childhood. She won't let them claim the rest of her life. New Zealand, 1970. Born into the gang, Aroha longs to escape the misery of her childhood. The daughter of a notorious gang leader, her dream of freedom falls apart when she's...

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Christmas miracle at the castle  by Alison Roberts

Christmas miracle at the castle

Alison Roberts

Book

Christmas miracle at the castle: For GP Euan McKendry, Christmas is not the most wonderful time of the year... it conjures up too many painful memories. But his home, Ravenswood Castle, is hosting its annual Christmas camp for sick children -- and when...

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Hive of lies  by Diane (Author) Robinson

Hive of lies

Diane (Author) Robinson

Book

"Who knew accounting could be dangerous? Could Claire Connor's first day at her new job get any worse? Hostile staff, an embarrassing skirt incident ... But then the body of her friend Anne is found at a honey-producer client, apparently stung to death....

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The girl who lived twice  by Tina Clough

The girl who lived twice

Tina Clough

Book

"A woman wakes one morning and finds that time has re-wound by exactly one year. This puts her in a difficult position, unable to confide in anyone in case they think she is delusional. She must use her year's worth of pre-knowledge to best effect, but...

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Wrens under the radar  by Colleen Shipley

Wrens under the radar

Colleen Shipley

Book

"War is declared on Germany, and Betty's fiancé Fred enlists. Desperate to do her bit, Betty signs up with the Wrens, hoping to venture overseas. Instead, she finds herself on a top-secret mission in a farmhouse near Blenheim, along with seven other ...

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Aljce in therapy land  by Alice Tawhai

Aljce in therapy land

Alice Tawhai

Book

"On her first day the sky had a salmon tint to it; after the rain, and before the cloud entirely cleared, as if it had been put into a washing machine with roses. Someone was probably really annoyed at the way they had run. Aljce parked in the asphalt...

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Huia short stories 14

Huia short stories 14

eBook

Here are the best short stories from the Pikihuia Awards for Māori writers 2021 as judged by Emma Espiner, Carol Hirschfeld, Vincent Olsen-Reeder and Maiki Sherman. This competition, run by the Māori Literature Trust and Huia Publishers, is held every...

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Kurangaituku by Whiti Hereaka

Kurangaituku

Whiti Hereaka

eBook

"In the void of time, Kurangaituku, the bird-woman, tells the story of her extraordinary Life - the birds who first sang her into being, the arrival of the Song Makers and the change they brought to her world, her life with the young man Hatupatu, and...

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A sky of wretched shells  by Mark (Author) Blackham

A sky of wretched shells

Mark (Author) Blackham

Book

"On an atoll not far from now, nor far from here, we meet a young man named Mala, who is eager to discover the secrets of his island home. Woleai is strangely unaffected by changes wreaking havoc across the rest of the planet - and Mala needs to know...

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ER doc to mistletoe bride  by Louisa George

ER doc to mistletoe bride

Louisa George

Book

"ER Doc To Mistletoe Bride - Louisa George: From one intimate night... to a Christmas proposal? Dr Rachel Tait has come to the winter wonderland of Sainte Collette to work. After the humiliation of being left at the altar, she's determined to ignore ...

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Cold hearted sniper by Jackie Ashenden

Cold hearted sniper

Jackie Ashenden

eBook

A bounty hunter walks into a bar...and finds the sexiest bail-skipper in all of Texas. Former green beret and military sniper Zane Redmond is getting out of the family business. One last bounty to collect, and he's done. Luckily, Zane Redmond always gets...

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Mine  by author Russell. James

Mine

author Russell. James

Book

"Twenty-six-year-old Jimmy Brennan's life has taken a turn for the worse, and he's desperate to numb the pain. When his mother dies and his girlfriend betrays him with his oldest friend, it's the final straw; Jimmy leaves Australia behind him, bound for...

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Curse of the stone  by Nikki Lockwood

Curse of the stone

Nikki Lockwood

Book

"Danielle Stone is searching for answers about her great-aunt's mysterious disappearance fifty-eight years ago. Following a new lead, she quickly discovers that the world is not as it seems. Each step she takes closer to the truth puts her in more danger...

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Middle distance

Middle distance

Book

"The stories in Middle Distance travel from the empty expanses of the southern ocean to the fall of a once great house, from the wharekai of a marae to the wasteland of Middle America. Longer than a traditional short story and shorter than a novella,...

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The misdeeds of Sadie Quinn  by Merren Tait

The misdeeds of Sadie Quinn

Merren Tait

Book

Business in ruins: one. Money in the bank: $4.82. Crime scene: one and counting. Sadie Quinn's been down on her luck before, but never like this, and the moment of folly that forces her to go on the run has pushed her out of the fire and into a therm...

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To the sea  by Nikki Crutchley

To the sea

Nikki Crutchley

Book

Keep a secret. Tell a lie. Protect the family. At all costs. A compulsively readable suspense thriller which will keep guessing and keep you up late into the night. Iluka has been the only home that 18-year-old Ana has ever known. The beautiful wild ...

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Wanted by Karla (Karla Maree) Rose

Wanted

Karla (Karla Maree) Rose

eBook

"Molly's life is a living nightmare at Valker Women's home, she's bullied daily and can't find a job anywhere. Things are looking bleak, and then to top everything off she gets bitten by a wolf and starts losing her mind. At least she thinks she's losing...

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The byte series. Volume one by Cat Connor

The byte series. Volume one

Cat Connor

eBook

The first 3 books in the byte series with introductions and a bonus short story by Cat Connor.KillerbyteA killer with a penchant for inventive and macabre deaths challenges an FBI Agent with an unusual imagination and sense of humour.TerrorbyteSpecial...

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The castle of fire and fable  by Steffanie Holmes

The castle of fire and fable

Steffanie Holmes

Book

"Five beautiful witches ... one painful choice. Now that the secrets of Maeve's past have been revealed, she begins to embrace her newfound powers. Being a witch and a science geek makes her head hurt at times, but luckily she's got Corbin, Arthur, F...

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The other side of the world  by Jenni Francis

The other side of the world

Jenni Francis

Book

"A young woman leaves England to travel to New Zealand when she discovers she is pregnant. Coral's treasured son Tom grows up never knowing his father, and she is determined to keep it that way. When Coral passes away, Tom and his family travel to Scotland...

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No more fear of flying   by Krc Lee

No more fear of flying

Krc Lee

Book

"While studying Anthropology at university, Amelia E Paterson worked as an escort to make ends meet. After giving birth to a daughter, and being unable to support herself, she married several times, all of which ended up in divorce. Now in her mid-forties,...

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Archangel's light  by Nalini Singh

Archangel's light

Nalini Singh

Book

Illium and Aodhan. Aodhan and Illium. For centuries they've been inseparable: the best of friends, closer than brothers, companions of the heart. But that was before - before darkness befell Aodhan and shattered him, body, mind, and soul. Now, at long...

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The time lizard's archaeologist  by Trisha Hanifin

The time lizard's archaeologist

Trisha Hanifin

Book

2016. Auckland psychologist, Jason Winston, grieving over the death of his sister and increasingly disorientated by dreams and visions, begins to experience an alternate reality. Here he encounters Aja, a woman on a mission to discover who destroyed ...

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A song of flight  by Juliet Marillier

A song of flight

Juliet Marillier

Book

"A young warrior who wields both the power of her music and the strength of her sword faces a grave threat in this enthralling historical fantasy. Bard and fighter Liobhan is always ready for a challenge. So when news arrives at Swan Island that the prince...

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The ghost of matter  by Octavia Cade

The ghost of matter

Octavia Cade

Book

"The Ghost of Matter is a piece of speculative history about the man who split the atom, the silences between, and the grief of broken things"--Back cover.

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Polaroid nights  by Lizzie Harwood

Polaroid nights

Lizzie Harwood

Book

"Auckland city bars, 1996, when the click / whirr of a Polaroid 600 proved you were living your best life. Betty’s is on repeat: waitress till late, drink till dawn, in bed to forget. But partying like there’s no tomorrow is no fix for the problems c...

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Entanglement  by Bryan Walpert

Entanglement

Bryan Walpert

Book

A memory-impaired time traveller attempts to correct a tragic mistake he made in 1977 when, panicked, he abandoned his brother on a frozen lake in Baltimore. Decades later, in 2011, a novelist researching at the Centre for Time in Sydney becomes roma...

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Year's best Aotearoa New Zealand science fiction & fantasy. V3

Year's best Aotearoa New Zealand science fiction & fantasy. V3

Book

When borders closed last year, Kiwi science fiction and fantasy took readers on flights of imagination through space and time. This anthology contains a selection of the best short science fiction and fantasy stories published by Aotearoa New Zealand...

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My first real pash and other stories  by Katy Soljak

My first real pash and other stories

Katy Soljak

Book

"From a girl growing up in Hawkes Bay to a woman living on Waiheke Island, 'My First Pash and Other Stories' offers a series of entertaining tales of a life lived in New Zealand. At times gipping, funny, tragic, and cathartic, these stories condense ...

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Another fire  by Lyn McConchie

Another fire

Lyn McConchie

Book

"Sometimes the good and decent make it. Sometimes they don't. Will Jason. He's seventeen, the world is dying around him, while half the country lies between him and his surviving family. He has a good dog, a child, a dying farmer, and decent ranchers...

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Prelude & other stories  by Katherine Mansfield

Prelude & other stories

Katherine Mansfield

Book

"This selection covers the full range of Mansfield's fiction, from her early satirical stories to the subtly nuanced comedy of 'The Daughters of the Late Colonel' and the macabre and ominous 'A Married Man's Story'."--Publisher's information.

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A single daring act  by Garth James Cameron

A single daring act

Garth James Cameron

Book

"In January 1932, criminal lawyer, pilot and traveller Connor Travis arrives in Asunción, the capital of the South American Republic of Paraguay, a country of contradictions, friendly and charming people, but also poverty, coups, revolutions and fail...

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The Lighthouse  by Christopher Parker

The Lighthouse

Christopher Parker

Book

"Amy Tucker is struggling to put her life back together following the death of her mother. The loss has left the eighteen-year-old heartbroken, and she doesn't know if her world will ever be whole again. Meanwhile, in Seabrook, a small town famous for...

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How real is reality anyway?  by Trevor Prout

How real is reality anyway?

Trevor Prout

Book

"If Joe thought battling a demon and rescuing a 'damsel in distress' in another reality was a sobering enough exploit, he discovered that playing 'knight in shining armour' in further realities was enough to keep him on the wagon forever. Realities with...

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The journey of the guardian stone  by Michael Hart

The journey of the guardian stone

Michael Hart

Book

"1914, the waters of Whakaraupo ripple with tension of soldiers leaving for war... Jean Fraser, a nurse at the Lyttelton Casualty Ward, and Kaito Nimura, an idealistic navy Lieutenant, meet by chance. Caught up in the romance and patriotic fervour, K...

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Resolutions  by Karen Zelas

Resolutions

Karen Zelas

Book

"When Lawyer for Children Rebecca Eaton is invited to be Junior Counsel in a murder/infanticide trial, she sees a path to achieving her ambition of becoming a partner in their law firm. How can she know this will trip a series of events that challenge...

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The pink jumpsuit  by Emma Neale

The pink jumpsuit

Emma Neale

Book

"In Emma Neale's first collection of short fiction, the tales range from the surreal to the real; from the true to the tall. This collection includes some of her internationally recognised flash fiction and more extended examinations of the eerie gaps...

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She's a killer  by Kirsten McDougall

She's a killer

Kirsten McDougall

Book

"The world's climate is in crisis and New Zealand is being divided and reshaped by privileged immigrant wealthugees. Thirty-something Alice has a near-genius IQ and lives at home with her mother with whom she communicates by Morse code. Alice's imagi...

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[Lure the lie] by Cat Connor

[Lure the lie]

Cat Connor

eBook

"Australian intelligence officer, Dave Crocker, is tasked with finding a missing cryptographer in New Zealand. His boss suggested he work with a local private investigator, Veronica Tracey. Peeling back layers of lies to find the truth in the missing...

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[Nothing happens here] by Cat Connor

[Nothing happens here]

Cat Connor

eBook

"With her 94-year-old Nana and the Cronies of Doom, her mad cousin's love life, a retired greyhound, a new and successful private investigation company, and a crazy stalker, Veronica Tracey has quite a bit on her plate. She's used to having a full plate...

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Trusted by Karla (Karla Maree) Rose

Trusted

Karla (Karla Maree) Rose

eBook

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Array by Cat Connor

Array

Cat Connor

eBook

A collection of 12 short stories centering around the main character from The _byte series, SSA Ellie Conway. (Killerbyte, Terrorbyte, Exacerbyte, Flashbyte, Soundbyte, Snakebyte, Databyte, Eraserbyte, Psychobyte, and Metabyte).Ellie's life is never boring....

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Stories from Applecross Books 1-4  by Amanda Giorgis

Stories from Applecross Books 1-4

Amanda Giorgis

eBook

What really happened to the infamous sheep rustler, James Mackenzie? Applecross sheep station in New Zealand is the fictional location for this spellbinding saga. We follow the fortunes of those who first settled here in the mid 1800s in a mix of tru...

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The survivors by V. L. (Victoria L.) Dreyer

The survivors

V. L. (Victoria L.) Dreyer

eBook

A tale of love, hope, and humanity set against the backdrop of post-apocalyptic New Zealand. "The worst has happened. Humanity has fallen. Ten years ago, a virus decimated my species, and left nothing in its wake but death and despair. There is no fu...

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The byte series. Volume two by Cat Connor

The byte series. Volume two

Cat Connor

eBook

The second 3 books in the byte series with introductions by Cat Connor and a bonus short story.FlashbyteAs if a terrifying nightmare wasn't bad enough, being woken from it with the news that she'd been strangled in a parking lot didn't make for a great...

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Tama Sāmoa by Dahlia Malaeulu

Tama Sāmoa

Dahlia Malaeulu

eBook

Sione, Lima, Tavita and Filipo are high school friends, uso or brothers. They are part of a special letter-writing project that helps to start a brave new conversation, an open and honest talanoa with themselves starting with the words, Dear Uso ... Here...

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Please, call me Jesus  & other stories  by Samuel Te Kani

Please, call me Jesus & other stories

Samuel Te Kani

Book

"A joyride to the digital frontier of sex from one of Aotearoa's most exciting young artists. No holes barred. Rough sketches of suburban banality provide the perfect set up: A WINZ officer in a deadbeat Northland town; a grieving middle-aged church-goer;...

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Green grey rain  by Stevan Eldred-Grigg

Green grey rain

Stevan Eldred-Grigg

Book

"Rain on iron rooftops. A radio streaming the latest hit songs. It's the early 1950s. The baby boom. Valerie is a talkative, singing, slanging, pregnant daughter of the slums. Gilbert, her husband, is the well-spoken son of a landed family. They already...

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Bull by the horns  by Bruce (Author of Bull by the horns) Miller

Bull by the horns

Bruce (Author of Bull by the horns)...

Book

"Wealthy farmer Dave Bell is dead but was it suicide or murder? His wife Annie asks her former lover, disgraced detective Bull Charteris to find out. Bull is looking for redemption but he finds a lot more! A re-igniting of the old chemistry with Annie,...

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The King of Faerie  by A. J. Lancaster

The King of Faerie

A. J. Lancaster

Book

"The fae are real, and Hetta Valstar is trying her best to marry one. If Hetta and Wyn ever manage to marry, it will be the first union between Faerie and Mortal since the Iron Law was revoked. The mortal Queen has given them her blessing-sort of. Now,...

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Night train to Napier  by Wendy M. Wilson

Night train to Napier

Wendy M. Wilson

Book

"New Zealand, 1881: Sgt. Frank Hardy is confined to Somes Island in Wellington Harbour, in quarantine, when an American detective tells him that his father is in trouble. A shipboard romance has put him in the sights of a gang from San Francisco. Hardy...

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Isobar precinct  by Angelique Kasmara

Isobar precinct

Angelique Kasmara

Book

"A chain of events sparked by a murder in a cemetery sends tattoo artist Lestari Cassidy into the orbit of an unpredictable drug. Its connection to several deaths amongst the local transient community, along with the uncovering of illegal clinical trials...

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I laugh me broken  by Bridget Van der Zijpp

I laugh me broken

Bridget Van der Zijpp

Book

"Ginny is feeling lighter and heavier at the same time. She's just learned from her cousin about a devastating genetic inheritance - but the revelation has brought a new logic to her mother's death many years before, and to her mother's love. Leaving...

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To Italy, with love  by Nicky Pellegrino

To Italy, with love

Nicky Pellegrino

Book

"Love happens when you least expect it... Assunta has given up on love. She might run her little trattoria in the most romantic mountain town in Italy, but love just seems to have passed her by. Sarah-Jane is finished with love. She's hiring an old c...

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Double helix  by Eileen (Haematologist) Merriman

Double helix

Eileen (Haematologist) Merriman

Book

"The words cut deep. Emily knows Jake is not like his father; he'd never leave her willingly. But if he has inherited his mother's genes, then Huntington's disease is more than likely to take him away. He may even make the same request his mother made,...

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The convict stain  by David McGill

The convict stain

David McGill

Book

"Late January 1985 Dame Kiri is launching Vukovich Sauvignon Blanc on the Sydney Opera House steps with major shareholders the Delaney family present. The American nuclear warship the Buchanan is in harbour for ANZUS exercises and protesters are out in...

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The high mountain court  by A. K. Mulford

The high mountain court

A. K. Mulford

Book

"Thirteen years fleeing witch hunters and the looming threat of death. Nineteen-year-old Remy knows she is possibly the last red witch alive, and she is determined to stay that way. The Northern Court King has slaughtered her home court and placed a bounty...

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Buy me love  by Greg Brook

Buy me love

Greg Brook

Book

Novel.

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Some doors are best left closed  by Trevor Prout

Some doors are best left closed

Trevor Prout

Book

"If you ever find yourself awoken by a phone you didn't know you had, coming from a room you didn't even know existed, whatever you do... Don't answer that phone! If only someone had told that to Joe. Because for the failed author, still finding consolation...

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The shed  by M. C. (Maya Cohen) Ronen

The shed

M. C. (Maya Cohen) Ronen

Book

"Sunny is part of a community living on a farm, where the residents are effectively imprisoned and everything is governed by strict regulations. As girls approach maturity they're rounded up and herded into a mysterious shed, out of bounds to younger...

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The burn of a thousand suns   by Jillian Webster

The burn of a thousand suns

Jillian Webster

Book

"After her near-death experience in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Maia has finally accepted who she is-or has she? New and terrifying nightmares have begun, reminding her that along with the good may come an ocean of bad. There is a darkness lurki...

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Murder in doubt  by Rodney Strong

Murder in doubt

Rodney Strong

Book

No sooner has Oliver Atkinson dropped off the previous ghost hitchhiker than the next one reveals her presence. To make matters worse she's the spirit of a nine-year-old, with a relaxed attitude towards the truth. What starts out as a simple task quickly...

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Puzzle me dead  by Kathy Childs

Puzzle me dead

Kathy Childs

Book

"On her nineteenth birthday Careen survived a terrifying assault at the hands of the Clown Killer. She was lucky; she escaped - the next eleven girls did not. On each dead body the killer left a card numbered two to twelve. Careen has tried to move on,...

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Murder in pink  by Rodney Strong

Murder in pink

Rodney Strong

Book

"Missing money, a dead body, and a new ghostly hitchhiker. Oliver Atkinson should be getting excited his fortieth birthday party. Instead he meets Toni, a young woman about to embark on a charity run. When her boyfriend is found murdered and she is the...

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Loving Summer  by Carole Brungar

Loving Summer

Carole Brungar

Book

"For fans of Nicholas Sparks and Lucinda Riley comes 20th century historical fiction at its gripping best. It's Christmas in the killing fields of Vietnam, and Corporal Scott Taylor calls his men together and hands out mail from a school back home, unaware...

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Ten acceptable acts of arson and other very short stories  by Jack Remiel Cottrell

Ten acceptable acts of arson and other very short stories

Jack Remiel Cottrell

Book

"There are many messages in this book: Never go drinking using your passport for ID. Make sure to apply lidocaine before ripping out your toenails. Magic might be real, but it never fixes the worst of your problems. Try to fall in love with bastards....

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Crazy love by Rosetta Allan

Crazy love

Rosetta Allan

eBook

Based on the author's own experiences, this vivid novel explores how - as the Van Morrison song suggests - crazy love can take away the troubles. It can, though, add a whole lot more. 'We save each other, don't we, when we are in love.' It has been 28...

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Sizzling summer  by Nicola Claire

Sizzling summer

Nicola Claire

Book

"Someone is stealing pets in Northland, New Zealand. And Doubtless Bay's resident kooky, private investigator is put on the case. It's not what she normally investigates, but in order to pay the bills - and buy more donuts! - Summer O'Dare is willing...

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Chasing Summer  by Nicola Claire

Chasing Summer

Nicola Claire

Book

"Trouble comes to Doubtless Bay when the new detective in town turns up at Summer O'Dare's beachside house with a mystery. Summer might be the only private investigator around these parts, but she's also a little kooky. And Detective Danvers isn't the...

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Crazy love  by Rosetta Allan

Crazy love

Rosetta Allan

Book

"It has been 28 years since Vicki last sent a letter to Robert Muldoon. Last time she wrote, he was Prime Minister, while she was living with her loser-boyfriend and wanting to know why people like her had to exist in such dire straits. Back then, Muldoon...

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From best friends to I do?  by Sue (Susan) MacKay

From best friends to I do?

Sue (Susan) MacKay

Book

"From best friends to I do?: Best friends pediatric nurse Maisie Rogers and policeman Zac Lowe have always been there for each other. But since they've moved back to Queenstown, something's changed...their connection has become supercharged! They've both...

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Lady Olivia's forbidden protector  by Christine Merrill

Lady Olivia's forbidden protector

Christine Merrill

Book

"Lady Olivia's forbidden protector: Determined to marry on her own terms, Lady Olivia Bethune has arranged a convenient elopement, but her plot is scuppered when Michael Solomon is hired to watch over her. Her jaded protector stirs a grudging respect...

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Come to grief  by Wendy M. Wilson

Come to grief

Wendy M. Wilson

Book

He survived the wreck; will he survive what comes next? Low on cash, Sergeant Frank and his wife, each take on a task that sends them to the South Island by steamer. When the ship hits a reef on the wild coast of the southernmost part of New Zealand,...

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Lying under water  by Wendy M. Wilson

Lying under water

Wendy M. Wilson

Book

The waters are rising and so is the body count. Marooned amidst rising flood waters on their horse farm, Sergeant Frank Hardy and his pregnant wife Mette shelter two other families. But when Frank finds his own carving knife in someone else's throat,...

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The Madison gap  by Patricia Donovan

The Madison gap

Patricia Donovan

Book

"You think you know someone. You accept that because you are siblings, raised in the same house in the same town by the same parents, you share a common view of the world, live by an identical set of values. But what if you are wrong? In Sydney, 2017,...

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The girl in the mirror by Rose Carlyle

The girl in the mirror

Rose Carlyle

Large Print

"Identical twins only look the same ... Beautiful twin sisters Iris and Summer are startlingly alike, but beyond what the eye can see lies a darkness that sets them apart. Cynical and insecure, Iris has long been envious of open-hearted Summer's seem...

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Devil's trumpet by Tracey Slaughter

Devil's trumpet

Tracey Slaughter

eBook

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Man alone by John Mulgan

Man alone

John Mulgan

eBook

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The disinvent movement by Susanna Gendall

The disinvent movement

Susanna Gendall

eBook

Every week we would disinvent something. This week it would be plastic. Next week it would be the aeroplane. I stood outside the supermarket and handed out flyers, which people kindly refused as they left carrying large packs of bottled water.' The s...

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Greta and Valdin by Rebecca K. Reilly

Greta and Valdin

Rebecca K. Reilly

eBook

"Valdin is still in love with his ex-boyfriend Xabi, who used to drive around Auckland in a ute but now drives around Buenos Aires in one. Greta is in love with her fellow English tutor Holly, who doesn't know how to pronounce Greta's surname, Vladis...

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The author's cut by Owen Marshall

The author's cut

Owen Marshall

eBook

"This selection from a long career ranges across New Zealand and ventures overseas; the pieces explore both cruelty and love; they look back to childhood and also capture the world we live in today. Full of unexpected turns, lyrical writing, wry obse...

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Nancy business by R. W. R. (Rob W. R.) McDonald

Nancy business

R. W. R. (Rob W. R.) McDonald

Large Print

"It's been four months since Tippy, Uncle Pike and Devon were together for Christmas. Now back for the first anniversary of Tippy's father's death, the Nancys are re-formed when Riverstone is rocked by an early morning explosion that kills three people...

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Marlborough Man by Alan Carter

Marlborough Man

Alan Carter

eAudiobook

"Nick Chester is working as a sergeant for the Havelock police in the Marlborough Sound, at the top of NZ's South Island. If the river isn't flooded and the land hasn't slipped, it's paradise - unless you are also hiding from a ruthless man with a grudge,...

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Whatever it takes by Paul Cleave

Whatever it takes

Paul Cleave

eAudiobook

"When seven-year-old Alyssa is kidnapped, Deputy Noah Harper decides he will do what it takes to find her - but that means crossing lines he can never come back from. Finding the girl safe isn't enough to stop Noah from losing his job, his wife, and from...

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Bree's dinosaur by A. C. (Andi Christopher) Buchanan

Bree's dinosaur

A. C. (Andi Christopher) Buchanan

eBook

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Succulents and spells by A. C. (Andi Christopher) Buchanan

Succulents and spells

A. C. (Andi Christopher) Buchanan

eBook

"Laurel Windflower is a witch from a family of magic workers - but her own life is going nowhere. She works in a café, unable to produce anything more powerful than the most basic herbal potions. Until Marigold Nightfield knocks on her door. Marigold...

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Butcherbird by J. C. Hart

Butcherbird

J. C. Hart

eBook

"Jena's life changed almost twenty years ago. The night her family burned. The night the birds came. Now, her grandmother, Rose, is dying, and Jena is finally being allowed back onto the property. She has one last chance to get to the bottom of the m...

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From a shadow grave by A. C. (Andi Christopher) Buchanan

From a shadow grave

A. C. (Andi Christopher) Buchanan

eBook

"A 105 page novella inspired by the life and death of Phyllis Symons. Set in Wellington, New Zealand. In 1931 seventeen-year-old Phyllis Symons was murdered by her lover in the construction site of the Mount Victoria Tunnel. The novella explores 3 di...

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Nostalgia has ruined my life  by Zarah Butcher-McGunnigle

Nostalgia has ruined my life

Zarah Butcher-McGunnigle

Book

From the discomfort of my own home I buy dresses, look up recipes, do online surveys. In Nostalgia Has Ruined My Life, an unnamed young woman in her late twenties navigates unemployment, boredom, chronic illness and online dating. Her activities are banal...

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Butcherbird  by Cassie Hart

Butcherbird

Cassie Hart

Book

"Something is drawing Jena Benedict's family to darkness. Her mother, father, brother and baby sister are killed in a barn fire, and Grandmother Rose banishes Jena from the farm. Now, twenty years on Rose is dying, and Jena returns home with her boy...

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The author's cut by Owen Marshall

The author's cut

Owen Marshall

Large Print

"This selection from a long career ranges across New Zealand and ventures overseas; the pieces explore both cruelty and love; they look back to childhood and also capture the world we live in today. Full of unexpected turns, lyrical writing, wry obse...

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Before you knew my name by Jacqueline Bublitz

Before you knew my name

Jacqueline Bublitz

Large Print

"There is no name to be spoken, but I am recognised by each of the women present, clasped around their lifted hands, heavy on their hearts. I am their fears, and their lucky escapes, their anger, and their wariness. I am their caution and their yesterdays,...

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Last guard  by Nalini Singh

Last guard

Nalini Singh

Book

"Termed merciless by some, and a robotic sociopath by others, Payal Rao is the perfect Psy: cardinal telekinetic, CEO of a major conglomerate, beautiful - and emotionless. For Canto Mercant, family and loyalty are everything. A cardinal telepath deem...

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The chartreuse dress  by Kay (Author of The chartreuse dress) Mills

The chartreuse dress

Kay (Author of The chartreuse dress)...

Book

"Set in the years before and during the first World War, it tells of two young women struggling against the confines of their era and the expectations of their respective families. A story of compassion forgiveness and the enduring power of...

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The weight of a thousand oceans  by Jillian Webster

The weight of a thousand oceans

Jillian Webster

Book

"In a world where cities sprawl like half-submerged skeletons, Maia has spent her entire life hidden within the mountains of New Zealand. Her only companions being her ailing grandfather and a nomadic dog named Huck, Maia resents being alone. She spends...

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Dante fog  by Stuart Greenhill

Dante fog

Stuart Greenhill

Book

"While other boys celebrated their raging hormones by scragging each other from one end of the sports field to the other, Angus Fog was the solitary figure that watched. While other boys played rugby in winter, tagged and bombed each other at the town...

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The last guests  by J. P. author. Pomare

The last guests

J. P. author. Pomare

Book

What do you do when you think no one is watching? Lina and Cain are doing their best to stay afloat. Money has been tight since Cain returned from active duty, and starting a family is proving harder than they thought. Putting Lina's inherited lakehouse...

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